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      Cum versione Latina. Accesserunt in fine notationes variantis lectionis, ex quinq; impressis editionibus diligenter collectæ à Martino Trostio. Cothenis [Cöthen] Anhalitinorum 1621. Large 8to. (8)+843+(1 blank) pages. Lovely, clean copy in contemporary full calf binding, spine richly gilt. Minor hole to the upper right corner of the first few pages (not affecting text). A few contemporary (or nearly contemporary) notes in both larin and syriac in red and black ink to the margins of the first few leaves.. Very nice copy indeed, beatifully printed in syriac with latin notes and introduction. Printed "backwards" (in Western terms) like an Arabian book

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        Sexti Empirici Opera qvæ extant. Magno ingenii acumine scripti, Pyrrhoniarum Hypotyposeon libri III. Quibus in tres philosophiæ partes acerrimè inquiritur, Henrico Stephano interprete: Aduersus Mathematicos, hoc est, eos qui disciplinas profitentur, libri X. Gentiano Herveto Aurelio interprete. Græcè nunc primùm editi.

      Aurelianæ, Typis ac Sumptibus Petri & Jacobi Chouet 1621 [Orleans, 1621]. Folio. With woodcut initials. (20)+520+(42) pages. The pages are 330x200 mm and the text is 280x152 mm. Bound in a very fine 18th century full leather binding of calf in the 'mirror' style with blindtooled and gilt decoration on the sides. The spine has six raised bands and is with richly gilt decoration. The title on the spine reads 'S. Empir. Opera Gr. Lat.'. This are two gilt owner's marks on the spine, one on the upper part and one on the lower part. Gilt super exlibris on the front cover. The binding has a few scratches and very minor edgewear. Inside with a little brown staining, but definately not much. A remarkable and presentable copy.. Graesse VI, p. 378.** This copy of the philosophy of Sextus Empiricus belonged to the noted Danish bibliophile Niels Foss (1670-1751) and bears his gilt coat-of-arms on the upper and his initials on the lower part of the spine. Niels Foss owned a large library, which included a nearly complete collection of Danish books as well as several international works. The great playwright and philosopher of his own right Ludvig Holberg frequented the library. Later the book went into the Bibliotheca Communitatis Regiae (in Copenhagen (established 1777; partly sold 1853)) with the letters B.C.R. in gold on the front board.*** The first printed Greek edition of the works of Sextus Empiricus (c. 160-210 AD), who was a Greek philosopher of the sceptical school. His thinking has had a great influence on Montaigne, Hume, Hegel and others. In 1562 a Latin edition was published by Henricus Stephanus followed by a complete translation in 1569, but not until this 1621 edition was the full Greek text widely available

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        Quadrupedum omnium bisculorum historia. Iohannes Cornelius Uterverius Belga colligere incaepit. Thomas Dempsterus Baro a Muresk Scotus I.C. perfectè absoluit. Hieronymus Tamburinus in lucem edidit. Ad Illustrissimum, et Reverendissimum. D. Paridem Lodronium Comitem Archiepiscopum, et principem Salisburgensem. Sedis Apostolicae Legatum natum. Cum Indice copiosissimo.

      Bononiae (Bologna), Apud Sebastianum Bonhommium, 1621. Folio. Cont. full vellum w. gilt title on back. A few wormholes to lower back as well as bottom and inside of boards. T-p. a bit shaved a w. a few wormholes. Some marginal wormholes in beginning and end, not affecting text. Very nice copy w. inevitable occasional brownspotting. Pp. 487-88 w. tear, no textloss. Pp. 337-39, 553-55 and 861 mispaginated. Engr. t-p., many woodcut initials, large woodcut printer's device on colophon (colophon also dated 1621) and 89 large woodcut illustrations of four-footed animals (Nissen mentions 77, but probably only counts two on a page as one). (12), 1040, (12) pp.. Rare first edition. In Latin with Greek text in between. This work was reprinted same place in 1642, 1653 and in Francfurt in 1647.Aldrovandi (1522 - 1605) had planned a great biological work dealing with fish, plants, minerals, quadrupeds etc., but only four volumes (two works) appeared in his lifetime. The remaining works were left as manuscripts to the city of Bologna and printed posthumously. As a multi-talented genius Aldrovandi studied mathematics, law and philosophy under the best of each field in this period, until he, around 1545, decided to study medicine at the University of Padua.As the consequence of a charge of heresy (probably due to him having studied in Padua, a main centre for the teachings of Averröes), he was obliged to go to Rome to clear himself of the accusation. On this trip he met Rondelet, the acquaintance with whom finally caused him to study natural history, the branch for which he later claimed so much fame, not least due to his quadrupedical work.Though earning his wages as a teacher of "logic" at the University of Bologna, he devoted himself almost entirely to the study of natural sciences, which is why he was appointed professor of the history of "simples" (Aldrovandi expanded this to also include what is now called natural history, i.e. expanded it to also deal with animals, minerals and plants, also non-medical ones).Aldrovandi has thus been of great importance to natural history/ science, as we know it today. He plays a great role in the new form of natural science and history, and teaches the Renaissance to systematize; by doing this he gave the term "natural science" a new meaning. "His assignment to this professorship was important for the development of natural history, for until then, lectures had been confined to the concise illustrations of single specimens of medical value." (D.S.B. I:109). He was a very popular teacher and was therefore elected professor on 11th of February 1561. As we find him in the beginning of "modern" science, one should not be surprised to find mediaeval traces in his otherwise excellent strict scientific works. As he is only just beginning to make natural science critical and experimental, there is also quite a bit of material taken from Pline and his like. Though he did contribute to science with new and revolutionizing evidence (as proving where in the embryo the heart is developed and that it is developed before the liver), his greatest contribution to scientific research is his direct focus on and observation of natural phenomenona."Although Aldrovandi is not identified with any revolutionary discoveries, his work as a teacher and as the author of volumes that constitute an irreplaceable cultural patrimony earns him a place among the fathers of modern science. Perhaps most importantly, he was among the first to attempt to free the natural sciences from the stifling influence of authority of textbooks, for which he substituted, as far as possible, direct study and observation of the animal, vegetable, and mineral worlds." (Dictionary of Scientific Biography, I:110 ff.). Graesse I:65. Nissen ZBI 76. Only later editions are mentioned in Wood

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